Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Hi there!

Welcome to my new blog...I'm so glad that you stopped by.

First of all I will be using this blog and will close down my typepad account. One of my New Year's resolution is to keep my blog updated. I have 2 other business blogs and it is not easy to keep up with it sometimes..So I will do my best.

For the first of the month..I am doing the challenge for Berry71bleu Blog..

Here is the info on that..This post is full information, so please bear with me...

I volunteered to do the challege for this month of January. I want to get back to creating again after being gone for over 6 months. Believe me, it wasn't an easy task for me. While I was gone, I got into mixed media with drawing and painting. I wanted to do something as a stress reliever, it worked for me for a bit until I realized that I didn't really have time to do anything with the other things going on in my life and my family.

Now, it's a New Year and I need to get back in the swing of things..So, the challenge this month is to make something about yourself. We scrap about our family, our pets, friends, random nature pictures, etc., but we never get to talk about us. So this month, we will talk about ourselves and we will celebrate us...What a great way to start the year, right?

This challenge is about your new year's resolution, your dreams, your childhood, your best and worst moments, what makes you laugh, cry, mad...what makes you feel beautiful...your best physical feature, what you wish you can change about yourself...your pet peeves, your frustrations, your favorite food, color...maybe a secret? whatever you want to talk about as long as it's all about you.

Since we are talking about you...(the queen!). Here is our January theme that you need to follow. 

I followed our generous Sponsor 13 ARTS Frosted Life Collection...They are sponsoring the winner and our DT this month with this gorgeous paper collection.

Random Winner will receive a Vintage-style Skeleton Key Collection from 

Here's what I made using Frosted Life Collection

I stenciled the background using crackle paste. I misted it as well. Used glass beads in some portions. Just a random mix of everything.

One of my Tags..Marie Antoinette is part of the theme..
(Berry71bleu Etsy Shop will re-open this week)

Metal charm from my Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.

Now for my second project..I just followed the theme using Frosted Life collection by 13Arts and I altered this Cigar Box..

I used items from Zeus and Zoe Custom Kit including the cigar box

Handmade flowers done by Toni of 2DogsToni on Ebay.



Rules of the Challenge:

1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page 
project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

 2.   Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the 
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

 3.  You may submit as many entries as you like for each challenge
and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

 4.  It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing 
along at Berry 71 Bleu TOGETHER with a link back to our blog. 

 5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the
 last day of the month the challenge was posted.

6.  Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the
sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the 
comments section please.

Information about our Challenges:-

1.  Berry71Bleu Challenges are open to anyone, 
anywhere in the world.

2.  Our Design Team do their best to comment 
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF 
your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem 
you can always enable comment moderation.

3,  Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen.  One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for
the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is
chosen by random draw.

4.  Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact our Sponsor Co-ordinator, Agnieszka at ----------------

5.  Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing 
will be forfeited.

6.  The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in 
the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog.

7.  Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Now for the most important part~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You want to be a part of this giveaway?

This is 3 pounds worth of stuff...Paper Collection from Sassafras Lass...Journal notes, chipboards, a whole bag of alphabet chippies, stickers, mist, trims, embellishments, stickers, etc.

I am (never-ending) organizing my studio and I need to let go of a lot of  items I've been collecting. I have few years worth of stuff to give away. Yes...I am a hoarder..

To win this...leave me a comment and become a follower. I will give you extra chance to win if you add my giveaway to your blog or Facebook Page linking my blog.

Add your name to this list for a chance to win...


  1. Hey the look of your new blog! Soo glad to have you back! Take Care of yourself and look forward to all your creations!

  2. I'd love to follow your new blog but I'm not seeing the follow button.

  3. FABULOUS giveaway...good to see you back & of course I want to follow your blog....who would NOT want to see more of these amazing creations!!!!!!!!! I got the button...took a couple of 'reloads' tho'...

  4. Added your photo to my called the 2nd entry love on my blog!!!!

  5. Happy New Year, my sweet friend! Love the new look!
    Hugs ~Gerry~

  6. Very nice blog! Glad to see you creating once loving the debut page for Berry71Bleu!

  7. Lovely blog, great challenge and fantastic page! I will visit you a lot so keep creating my friend!

  8. I already follow Berry 71 Bleu, and now I'm excited to follow your personal blog as well. :)

  9. Love the new blog, and as always I love your creations. The layout is gorgous as is the cigar box. Congrats on the new blog!

  10. I forgot to say that I'm now following this blog!

  11. Lovely to be here on your new blog and following along.... I advertised your blog and give-away on my FB account.
    I'm looking forwards to the challenge!! Love it.
    Blessings to you Marivic for 2013...

  12. So happy that you are creating again! These are Fabulous!!! love them!
    Wishing you all the best in the New Year!!! hugs!

  13. WOW! You do marvellous work! I will definitely try to participate in this month's challenge at Berry71bleu! And congrats on your new blog - it looks amazing!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win! I have added a picture of your giveaway with a link back to your blog on my blog sidebar. Hope that's ok! :)

  14. I love the new blog! Your layout is gorgeous and your altered cigar box is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year!

  15. Hi there, I'm a new follower through Berry71blue...I've never joined any of the challenges,I am so new at all of this stuff but that doesn't stop me from appreciating everyone's projects...all of them are so amazing! I love the I am a hoarder comment,like I said I'm pretty new most of my stuff fits in a very small container LOL I steal most of my daughters art supplies(paint,brushes,glitter) anyway I'm babbling,love the new blog and I really can't wait to see what else you come up with! off to post you on FB :o)

  16. Hello I'a a new follower, and I'm happy that I found your blog.

  17. I aded your giveavay on my blog (sidebar)

  18. I'm a new follower.. whew hew... congrats on another blog.. 3 how are you going to be able to keep up!

  19. I am a new follower now.....just starting to get into blogging myself. Can't wait to see your future work.

  20. Your creations are just beautiful, I love all things vintage.x

  21. OMG this is such a great giveaway!! 'Love It" it's so generous of you......LOVE THE LOOK OF YOUR BLOG... hugs Amy :)

  22. I've posted on the right sidebar on my blog do I need to enter twice??? xox Amy

  23. I'm a new follower! Love your page and thanks for sharing ur Blessings with US...All the Best!

  24. Wow love your stuff!!I am now a follower of your blog :) Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

  25. Lovely blog, I will visit to you often.

  26. Wowza! I already follow Berry&1Bleu and started playing in the awesome challenge there. Glad to be a new follower of your new blog. Thank you for sharing the bounty!


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